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School-Year Programs



The Clyde York 4-H Center in Crossville, the Clyde Austin 4-H Center in Greeneville, the W.P. Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, and Lone Oaks Farm in Middleton offer school-year programs in nature and science education. These programs are committed to enhancing student awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of science and our natural world.
       Lone Oaks Farm, Middleton, TN
Camp Crossville, Clyde M. York 4-H Center, Crossville, TN
Camp Explore, Clyde Austin 4-H Center, Greeneville, TN
Take a Walk on the Wild Side, W.P. Ridley 4-H Center, Columbia, TN


Lone Oaks Farm, Middleton, TN
Lone Oaks Farm is a place where children can connect to the land, experience the outdoors, learn about
science, and build life skills for a lifetime. Lone Oaks Farm hosts 4-H events of all kinds, including summer and speciality camps and day programs.  They also offer field trip opportunities to schools and homeschool groups. 
For more information about Lone Oaks Farm, please visit their website at http://www.loneoaksfarm.com/.

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Camp Crossville (York 4-H Center, Crossville, TN)
Students will rotate through each of the scheduled Discover Opportunities. Teachers and chaperones will take an active role in the educational activities and share the excitement of learning with the students.

Program Features
  • • State of Tennessee Science Curriculum Framework Alignment (Grades K-6)
  • • Hands-on, Experiential Learning
  • • Critical-Thinking Development
  • • Cooperative Learning
  • • Conflict Resolution
  • • Character Education
  • • Life Skills
  • • Environmental Education
  • • Flexible Programming
  • • Qualified Staff
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Units of Study
  • • Wildlife
  • • Pond Ecology
  • • Forestry
  • • Weather
  • • Lake Exploration/Canoeing
  • • Team-Building Initiative Course
  • • Environment/Recycling
Activities
  • • Woodworking
  • • Crafts (Recycling)
  • • Leather Crafts
  • • Archery
  • • Riflery
  • • Rockets
  • • Canoeing

Facilities
  • • Comfortable housing for up to 500 guests
  • • Delicious meals prepared by professional staff
  • • Large dining hall
  • • Learning center
  • • Nature Trails
  • • Aquatic and Natural Study Areas
  • • Challenge initiative - low ropes course
  • • Indoor classrooms
  • • Recreation hall
  • • Outdoor recreation areas
  • • Outdoor shelter

Schedule Options
ONE DAY — Abbreviated
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)
ONE DAY — Extended
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Lunch & supper provided)
TWO DAY
9:00 a.m. — Day One through lunch Day Two (Meals & lodging provided)
All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-refundable deposits may be required and early reservations are advised.
For more information and fee schedule, please contact:

Lacy Harnage
, Program Director

Clyde York 4-H Center
62 4-H Center Drive
Crossville, TN 38572
Phone: (931) 788-2288
Fax: (931) 788-6003
E-mail: lmcminn2@utk.edu
Web site: Camp Crossville


Camp Explore (Austin 4-H Center, Greeneville, TN)
Students, teachers and volunteers can participate in an intensive one-day to three-day program. Classes focus on units of study offering hands-on learning experiences in an outdoor setting.

Program Features
  • • State of Tennessee Science Curriculum Framework Alignment (Grades K-8)
  • • Hands-on, Experiential Learning
  • • Critical-Thinking Development
  • • Cooperative Learning
  • • Conflict Resolution
  • • Character Education
  • • Environmental Education
  • • Flexible Programming
  • • Qualified Staff
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Units of Study
  • • Wildlife
  • • Stream Analysis
  • • Forest Ecology
  • • Orienteering
  • • Lake Exploration
  • • Team-Building Initiative Course
  • • Fossils
  • • Others
Activities
  • • Woodworking
  • • Crafts (Recycling)
  • • Leather Crafts
  • • Archery
  • • Riflery
  • • Muzzle Loading
  • • Canoeing

Facilities
  • • Comfortable housing for up to 336 guests
  • • Delicious meals prepared by professional staff
  • • Large dining hall
  • • Wildlife center
  • • Nature Trails
  • • Aquatic and Natural Study Areas
  • • Challenge initiative - low ropes course
  • • Indoor classrooms
  • • Recreation hall
  • • Outdoor recreation areas
  • • Outdoor shelter

Schedule Options
ONE DAY — Abbreviated
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)
ONE DAY — Extended
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)
TWO DAY
9:30 a.m. — Day One through lunch Day Two (Meals & lodging provided)
THREE DAY
9:30 a.m. — Day One through lunch Day Three (Meals & lodging provided)
All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-refundable deposits are required and early reservations are advised. Groups of less than 120 students may be required to share the facilities with another group.
For more information and fee schedule, please contact:

Jerry Rhinehardt
, Program Director

Clyde Austin 4-H Center
214 4-H Lane
Greeneville, TN 37743
Phone: (423) 639-3811
Fax: (423) 639-4911
E-mail: Campexplore@utk.edu
Web site: http://www.clydeaustin4hcenter.com/
 


"Take a Walk on the Wild Side" (Ridley 4-H Center, Columbia, TN)
A "whole" earth approach to environmental education in an outdoor learning laboratory. Students, teachers and volunteers can participate in an intensive one-day to three-day program. Classes focus on units of study offering hands-on learning experiences in an outdoor setting.

Program Features
  • • Development of critical-thinking skills
  • • Cooperative learning, conflict resolution
  • • Non-formal, experiential activities
  • • Curriculum addresses the Science CurriculumFramework for grades K-8 in the state of Tennessee
  • • Flexible programming
  • • Qualified staff

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Units of Study
  • • Agriculture
  • • Earth Science
  • • Entomology
  • • Forestry Ecology
  • • Global Connections
  • • GPS
  • • Hertitage Skills
  • STEM
  • • Team Building
  • • Water
  • • Weather
  • • Wildlife
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Facilities
  • • Comfortable housing with central heat and air conditioning
  • • Delicious meals prepared by professional staff
  • • Modern dining and recreation hall
  • • Indoor classrooms for use in inclement weather
  • • Outdoor shelters for group meetings and classes
  • • First-aid station with nearby hospital and medical facilities
  • • Challenge course, interpretive trails, aquatic and natural study sites
  • • Recreation and playground areas
  • • Wildlife building
  • • Free Wi-Fi

Schedule Options
ONE DAY — Abbreviated
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Lunch provided or you can bring a sack lunch)
ONE DAY — Extended
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Bring your lunch, supper is provided)

TWO DAY
10:00 a.m. Day One through lunch Day Two (Meals & lodging provided)
THREE DAY
10:00 a.m. Day One through lunch Day Three (Meals & lodging provided)
For more information and fee schedule, please contact:

Lisa Vasser, Program Director
850 Lion Parkway
Columbia, TN 38401-4723
Phones: (931) 388-4011/388-7740
Fax: (931) 381-8765
E-mail:  lvassar@tennessee.edu
Web site: Take A Walk On The Wild Side